Planting Guidelines
Seedling Sale - Plant Varieties & Descriptions
Flowering Perrenials
Evergreen Seedlings
Deciduous Seedlings
Tree Shelters
Flowering Perennials
Agastache "Blue Fortune"

Provides long lasting, showy blue-violet blooms from summer to fall. Blue Fortune is a hybrid of native wildflowers and attracts hummingbirds and HUGE number of butterflies and pollinators. Height 29” and 23” spread. Good alternative for the non native and more invasive butterfly bush. (Sold in quart pots).

Dianthus "Neon Star"

A charming perennial with masses of iridescent, clove scented, single cerise flowers. Blooming from late spring to late summer (with regular deadheading), the frilly blossoms rise above a tidy mound of grassy, silver-blue leaves. Easy to grow, and perfect for adding a splash of color in the garden, this Garden Pink is an excellent addition to the sunny border, rock garden or containers. Drought and heat tolerant. Grows up to 6-8” tall and wide. (Sold in quart pots

Gaillardia "Arizona Sun"

This Blanket Flower is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. It has large, 3 to 4” wide, fiery orange-red blossoms with yellow-tipped petals. It is a compact plant that forms a neat mound of lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves and grows 6-12” high and 12-18” wide. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. (Sold in quart pots foliage.)

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia "Starship Deep Rose"

Easily grown in rich, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Dark pink, butterfly-shaped blooms on nearly black stems bloomimg over a long season from mid summer to early fall. Upright growth to a height of 20-24".  Attracts hummingbirds. (Sold in quart pots).

Echinacea "Cheyenne Spirit"  mix

Produces a large daisy-like blossom with a brown cone center that comes in an array of sunset colors. This full sun plant grows 18-30” tall in dry to medium, well-drained soils blooming summer to fall. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is perfect for beds, borders, naturalized areas, meadows, prairies and wildflower gardens. Coneflowers are tolerant of drought, deer, heat, humidity and poor soil. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued blooming. (Sold in quart pots).

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa "Hello Yellow"

Bright yellow version with butterfly weed blooming mid-summer. 3-6” long seed pods split open when ripe, releasing silky-tailed seeds. Easily grown in dry to medium, well drained soils and full sun. Pa native perrenial grows to 18" - 24” and attracts a variety of pollinators and butterflies, including the Monarch Butterfly. (Sold in quart pots).

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Evergreen Seedlings
Norway Spruce
Picea abies

Fast-growing spruce reaches 6' in 6-7 years, with dense dark green needles less than 1" long. Will grow to 125' in average soil; prefers some moisture, but not wet conditions. Makes an attractive landscape tree or a good windbreak. (Sold in bundles of 10)

Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus

Medium growth, 6’ in 8-9 years reaching 100’. Soft, 2”-3” long, silvery blue-green needles. Best growth in moist, well drained soil with full sun tolerating high temperatures and dry soil better than all other firs. One of the most beautiful and carefree evergreens making a prized Christmas tree with good needle retention and stiff branches. (Sold in bundles of 10)

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Deciduous Seedlings - Trees
River Birch
Betula nigra

Heat resistant native tree known for characteristic curling, papery bark - cinnamon to light creamy-brown - bark that brings variety to your landscape in all seasons. Species is known to be resistant to bronze birch borers. Fast Growth in many soils and is moisture tolerant. Good choice for rain garden trees or for riparian plantings.  Native  

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis

This native understory tree grows to a 30’ height and spread. Named for the bright pink flowers that appear along its branches in spring. Its flowers and heart shaped leaves make it an attractive addition for landscaped and woodland areas alike.

Cephalanthus occidentalis

A native to the eastern United States that will thrive in wet and low-lying areas. Blooms July and August with cream colored flowers that develop into nutlet type fruits remaining on into winter. Mature height of 5 to 12 feet; spread of 5 to 8 feet

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Earliglow Strawberry

Earliglow is the #1 early-season variety. Fruit is a medium size with firm, glossy skin and firm flesh. Plants are very vigorous with good disease resistance. Recommended for beginners. Early season ripening near the end of May.

Jersey Blueberry

Jersey is a late-season variety that is easy to grow, high yielding, and one of the oldest and most widely grown varieties. The berries are dark blue, medium in size and very sweet. A tall and well-shaped bush, it has excellent ornamental value.

Bluegold Blueberry

Bluegold is a mid-season variety that is highly productive, with superior quality berries for mid-season. Fruit ripening is concentrated, with harvesting in 1 or 2 picks. The plant grows compact, spreading somewhat, and is a great addition to any landscape. The mature height is 4-6’, with yellow fall foliage.

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Tree Shelters
Plastic tubes for protecting deciduous seedlings from rabbits and deer, drying winds, and lawnmowers. Tree shelters also increase the growth rate of young seedlings, even if the shelter is taller than the seedling. Available in 2-foot and 4-foot heights (use 4 foot tube where deer may browse seedlings). Not for use with evergreen seedlings. May be cut to fit over fruit trees to protect trunk.
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General Information
  • all strawberry plants sold in bundles of 25.
  • space plants 18" on center in rows 3'-4' apart.
  • dig holes deep enough for roots to go straight down. Keep soil line in middle of the crown.
  • remove all blossoms the first year for strong, high-yielding plants.
  • click here for strawberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
General Information
  • plants are 1 1/2 years old; consisting of a 15"-18" tall stem with a 3" wide x 6" long root system.
  • space plants 4-5' apart in acidic soil, pH between 4.5 - 5.0. Peat moss is a good acidic soil amendment.
  • for best fruit yield and size, plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination.
  • remove all flowers the first year - Do NOT allow berries to develop.
  • click here for blueberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
Mary Washington

This heirloom variety is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers organically rich soils that are evenly moist. Harvest a light crop in year 2, larger in year 3 and full crop in April-May afterwards for up to 30 years or more.  Plant roots 8-12" deep in early spring - refer to planting guidelines noted above.  Plants eventually grow into graceful ferns in the summer. After the first frost the plant goes dormant till next spring. This cultivar is winter hardy, heat tolerant and shows resistance to rust.               (Sold in bundles of 5 or 25).

Triple Crown Blackberry

Triple Crown is semi-erect and thornless and bears large, flavored fruit. Triple Crown would be a good choice to help extend the blackberry season for home gardeners.

Natchez Blackberry

Natchez is the earliest ripening thornless variety with very high production potentials. Very large and good tasting berries can be harvested during a 3 to 5 week season. Due to its semi-erect growth habit, Natchez performs best with a trellis.

General Information
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  • plants consist of a cane and "L" shaped root system. Cover uppermost root with about 1/2" soil.
  • space plants 3'-4' apart in rows spaced 8-12' .
  • plant in well drained soil, pH between 6.0 - 6.5, rich in organic matter. Well aged compost is a good soil amendment.
  • trellising recommended for thornless blackberries.
  • click here for blackberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
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Red Oak
Quercus rubra

Fast-growing native oak can reach a height of 20’ in 10 years and up to 80’ at maturity with a rounded spread. Tolerant of a variety of soil conditions including urban plantings. Long lived and valuable as timber. Known for their display of red foliage in the fall. 10-24”. Native to Dauphin Count. Native

Scarlet Maple
Acer rubrum

One of the most popular landscape and shade trees due to fast growth and fall color. Thrives on wet to dry sites and even tolerates shade, growing rapidly up to 90’. Foliage turns various shades of red in autumn. Native to Dauphin County.

Brunswick Strawberry

Brunswick has a large berry size and ripens in early midseason. The plant shows good plant vigor and disease resistance. Strawberries from Brunswick plants have excellent flavor and are rated good for freezing quality.

Deciduous Seedlings - Shrubs

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